The Artistorian’s Weekly Picks November 3 to 9

This week, you'll be art hopping on Thursday night. So much to see, so little time!


Mark your calendars for some art hopping because November 5 is a busy night! This week, neon, installation, Brazil, catacombes, and more are all heading your way. Here’s what Montreal has to offer art lovers this week:

Neon: materials highlighted, vernissage



Canadian Guild of Crafts, November 5 from 5 to 7 PM

One of the many group exhibits opening this week, Neon brings together the work of eighteen professional and emerging artists under the theme of – you guessed it – neon! Tons of different mediums to be seen, including ceramics, glass, textiles, metal and woodwork. It’s on at the Canadian Guild of Crafts from November 5 to December 5.

Rad Hourani: Neutrality, vernissage

Hourani, Neutrality

Hourani, Neutrality

Arsenal, November 5 from 6 to 9 PM

Described as a multidisciplinary exhibit of contemporary art, Hourani explores the theme of neutrality through painting, sculpture, photo, costume, sound and video. The pieces come together to create Hourani’s vision of modernity. The exhibit runs until January 17, 2016 and the vernissage is free!

Catacombes, vernissage


Usine 106u, November 5 from 5 to 11 PM

Another group exhibit invites you to join in on their costumed vernissage, where you’ll get to see works by 39 visual artists! The show starts on November 4 and runs until the 28.

Novembre, vernissage

Illustrations: Gabrielle Laïla Tittley alias Pony, Tyson Bodnarchuk, Benjamin Deshaies

Illustrations: Gabrielle Laïla Tittley alias Pony, Tyson Bodnarchuk, Benjamin Deshaies

4685 Av. du Parc, November 5 from 5 to 9 PM

One more stop on Thursday night (I told you it was jam-packed!). Celebrate the opening of the NOVEMBRE pop-up shop. The exhibit and the shop will be open until November 30, so don’t miss your chance at checking out – and maybe even buying – some cool, local art.

Otherness, vernissage

Multimedia video installation

Multimedia video installation

Skol, November 6 to December 19

Otherness, a multimedia video installation, is an ongoing collaborative work between Jean Small, actress, playwright and storyteller, and Olivia McGilchrist, visual artist. Both women are from Jamaica, and their work focuses on post-colonial issues. Not to miss!

Imagine Brazil, vernissage

imagine brazil

DHC/ART, November 6 at 5:30 PM

The third group exhibit of the week features the work of 26 young, contemporary Brazilian artists contemplating their own ideas of Brazil – what does it mean and what can represent it? There are many answers to be discovered.

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